civil rights

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Civil Rights Movement
Why did the civil rights Movement happen? What about the movement was so significant, and why did it become a huge part of American history? The Black Panther Platform was about how freedom and equality for blacks; their goals were similar to the goals of Martin Luther King, Jr’s goals and the civil rights movement. For years blacks had been dealing with brutality from the justice department. The same justice departments created to protect blacks were violating their rights.(Sojurners Magazine). An examination of past years up to the Black Panther Party will show the inequalities that led the revolution. In 1954 the Supreme Court created the ‘’separate but equal’’ law which created segregation and created separation between blacks and whites and brought national and international attention to African American’s. Civil Rights activist used a non-violence approach to bring back peace and clear out all tension between blacks and whites. Many African Americans rose on the behalf of the blacks to bring back equality and freedom to the black community, and many of them lost their lives in the process. The civil rights movement was a mass media for racial equality in the United States, The civil rights was started in the 1950s and fought with non-violent protests. The movement also achieved the passage of landmark equal rights laws in the 1960s intended to end discrimination against people because of their race. It started in the 1950s and ended in the mid to the late 1960s when Dr. King was killed.(Social Justice). The leaders of the movement were Malcolm X, Dr. King, and many other black activists to help the civil rights movements. The followers of the movement were anybody who believed in human equality...

... middle of paper ... and freedom come with a price.(Voices of Freedom). Dr. King stated it best when he said “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was "well timed" in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied. The Black Panther Party knew they couldn’t wait. Their campaign was well timed. They suffered unjustly from the disease of segregation. The Black Panther Party felt that the justice system denied them justice so the time to fight was now.
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